Grand Prairie is the 7th largest city in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and the 17th largest city in the state of Texas. Grand Prairie is conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth in the far western part of Dallas County. The city offers relaxation, family fun, friendly neighbors and a smart place to live and do business. More than 166,000 people live in Grand Prairie. Residents tend to be 30-something, dual-income homeowners. In Grand Prairie, families who have lived here for generations welcome newcomers who choose to move to Grand Prairie for the same reasons the natives don't leave—location and hometown atmosphere.
The Grand Prairie Independent School District is the largest employer in Grand Prairie with approximately 3,372 staff members. More than 2,100 of those are instructional staff. GPISD is a 58-square mile district serving approximately 26,000 students within the Dallas County portion of Grand Prairie. The District boasts 39 campuses, including 25 elementary schools, seven middle schools, two ninth-grade centers, three high schools and two alternative education schools.
The District has a diverse student population with 63.1 percent Hispanic students, 17.6 percent black students, 15.1 percent white students, 3.7 percent Asian students, and .5 percent American Indian students.
Voted into existence on July 5, 1902, the District had the distinction of celebrating its 100-year anniversary during the 2002-2003 school year. In 2007, the District passed a $222 million bond election.
We are a learning community vigorously pursuing student success.
We will ensure student success through engaging learning experiences, collaborative leadership, and a focus on maximizing student achievement.
Maximization of Student Achievement
Exercise Responsible Fiscal Oversight
Develop Leadership Capacity
Promote 21st Century Learners who are College and Career Ready
The 5 Plays of Grand Prairie Schools
Vertically and Horizontally Aligned Curriculum
5E Model of Instruction